The Man Who Ate the World – by Frederik Pohl

Many moons ago I read the short story with the above title. Although not one of Pohl’s best works, it has nevertheless left an obviously lasting impression on me. Written in the mid-fifties, it’s a future tale of consumerism gone mad. In the tale, it’s illegal not to consume as much as possible.  The hero… Continue reading The Man Who Ate the World – by Frederik Pohl

We Now Have A Fantastic Opportunity to be Free from Foreign Energy Ties!

It’s True! Record profits at Gazprom as it forms Opec-style gas cartel The news that yesterday,… (new bad guy?) Russia (aka Putin Inc), Iran (axis of evil?) and (our friend?) Qatar have decided to collude together like OPEC to drive up gas prices (sorry, control the market in a uniform way beneficial to suppliers and… Continue reading We Now Have A Fantastic Opportunity to be Free from Foreign Energy Ties!